Kay L. McLennan, Ph.D., Professor of Practice


Minimum Computer Requirements

This on-line course utilizes Tulane University's Blackboard courseware platform (accessed via the portal at: http://blackboard.tulane.edu/?bbatt=Y).  In turn, the minimum computer system recommendations for using Blackboard include the following.  [Note: The Blackboard platform may work on a computer that does not meet these minimum recommendations but using a lesser system could result in slow or problematic student access.]

bullet Platform: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME or XP; MacOS 9 or MacOSX
bullet Hardware: 64 MB of RAM and 1 G of free disk space
bullet Browser: Internet Explorer 5.5 or Netscape 4.78 (JavaScript and Cookies must be enabled)
bullet Modem: 56 K (but a DSL line is recommended for viewing video clips, if applicable)
bullet A Tulane University e-mail account (along with the knowledge of how to send and receive e-mail) and a Blackboard account [Note: All newly admitted students will be automatically assigned a Tulane University e-mail account (your user name will be sent to you by mail and your password will be your social security number, without the dashes).  If you are a currently admitted student that lacks a Tulane University e-mail and/or a Blackboard account, please contact the Computer Help Desk (at 504.862.8888) to set up an account.]
bullet Basic computer knowledge (including knowledge of word processing, printing files, downloading files, uploading files, etc.)



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Last modified: May 26, 2008